Parent Eucharist Gathering

Parent Eucharist Gathering - Free Slideshow

The celebration of First Eucharist is always a special event in the life of a parish. Make it more meaningful for everyone involved by hosting a parent gathering with the help of my latest free PowerPoint presentation.

Jesus Christ is present with us all the time, but in the Eucharist, we have a real presence—something substantial that we can touch, hold in our hands, taste, and consume. The Eucharist is truly the presence of Jesus—God—in our midst. This is such a wonderful gift for us because it reminds us that we are not alone.

Help parents to know they are not alone and inspire them to prepare with their children by defining what First Holy Communion is, discussing Sunday Mass as the center of our lives, and talking about the Real Presence of Jesus in the Eucharist.

The slideshow includes a script that you can adapt to your own situation. While inspired by the God’s Gift: Eucharist program, the presentation will work with any program as it gathers parents to talk about the Eucharist in an adult faith formation setting. Fill out the below form to receive the free slideshow.

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Joe Paprocki, DMin, is National Consultant for Faith Formation at Loyola Press, where, in addition to his traveling/speaking responsibilities, he works on the development team for faith formation curriculum resources including Finding God: Our Response to God’s Gifts and God’s Gift: Reconciliation and Eucharist. Joe has more than 35 years of experience in ministry and has presented keynotes, presentations, and workshops in more than 100 dioceses in North America. Joe is a frequent presenter at national conferences including the Los Angeles Religious Education Congress, the Mid-Atlantic Congress, and the National Conference for Catechetical Leadership. He is the author of numerous books, including the best seller The Catechist’s Toolbox, A Church on the Move, Under the Influence of Jesus, and Called to Be Catholic—a bilingual, foundational supplemental program that helps young people know their faith and grow in their relationship with God. Joe is also the series editor for the Effective Catechetical Leader and blogs about his experiences in faith formation at


  1. Hi,

    Would you by chance have a powerpoint on 1st Penance and Reconciliation for the first parent gathering? thank you…

  2. Hi. I would like a look at the ppt on the Eucharist; we are preparing our students in K to grade 4 for adoration of the Blessed sacrament.

    • Hi John, you can receive the PPT by filling out the form at the bottom of the post….you can select any diocese if yours is not included.

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